AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
Janet Larsen is Director of Research and one of the incorporators of the Earth Policy Institute, a non-profit environmental research organization based in Washington, DC. Her research covers a variety of trends from an interdisciplinary perspective, including energy, climate, population growth, agriculture, and water.
Janet is a co-author of The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy (W.W. Norton: 2015) and The Earth Policy Reader.
She has managed the research for all of EPI’s books, including the Plan B series and Full Planet, Empty Plates. Previously she worked at Worldwatch Institute. Janet holds a degree in Earth Systems from Stanford University. She has conducted fieldwork involving salt-tolerant plants on the Chilean coast and poison dart frogs in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest and continues to enjoy spending time outdoors.
The 2016 Summer Author Series will feature sustainability in many forms. We will host three events, two author readings and a reading of poems, reflections and short stories about the New River. Authors featured include Janet Larsen and Jay Leutze. Short works will be presented by Chris Arvidson, Julie Townsend and Scot Pope. The series is sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library.
Appalachian’s leadership in sustainability is known nationally. Appalachian State University was listed in the Top 10 in the Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 contest, an annual spring competition among colleges in the United States and Canada to save energy and water. It is also according to the 2014 edition of The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges "among the most environmentally responsible colleges".
For more information about the series, contact Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087 or check here.